Broadcast News Archive for August, 2010
17/08/2010 MTF Announce New Product Launches
MTF are pleased to announce the introduction of the world's first Nikon G to Sony E mount and the Arri PL to Sony E mount lens adaptors. With the introduction of the Sony NEX stills cameras, and NEX-

17/08/2010 Smoke Artist Boomerangs Back To Framestore
An Oscar-winning visual effects company is welcoming back Smoke artist, Matt Clarke, after a two year spell of working abroad.

 Clarke started his VFX career at Framestore in 2000 as a

17/08/2010 Softel Expands Swift Range
An innovator in key TV and video technologies are expanding its Swift product range for subtitling and captioning. Softel has launched Dashboard, a solution designed to manage the configuration and

17/08/2010 VRT And TVNZ Secure DRG's New Drama 'Vexed'
DRG have confirmed that leading broadcasters TVNZ in New Zealand and VRT in Belgium have both acquired DRG's new primetime drama. Vexed, produced by UK indie Greenlit Productions, premiered on BBC Tw

16/08/2010 'Laugh Out Loud' In BBC NI Comedy
Two new comedy programmes for local broadcast have just completed filming in and around Belfast. A Dublin post production company, Gorilla, has started mixing a new comedy series for BBC NI, Sketchy.

16/08/2010 Advanced Power Components Announce OLED Keyboard
UK electronics distributor Advanced Power Components has announced that the United Keys OLED keyboard is now available through its APC Contech unit, following a UK distribution agreement with United K

16/08/2010 BBC Worldwide Pay Deal 'Agreed'
Just weeks before a nationwide strike ballot over pensions, BBC Worldwide members of the broadcast union, BECTU have voted to accept a basic pay award for 2010-11 of just £400. More than 78% of membe

16/08/2010 Bono's Daughter On Screen
Cameras start rolling this week on Italian director Paolo Sorrentino's first English feature, This Must Be The Place, which is shooting on location in Dublin for the next three weeks. The film star

16/08/2010 Double Negative Procures Nuke Site Licence
A developer of visual effects software, has announced that Double Negative has purchased a site licence of its compositor, Nuke. The Foundry will team with Double Negative, which has grown to 800 st

16/08/2010 Telestream Executes Agreement With Anystream Division
Telestream, a leading provider of digital media tools and workflow solutions, has announced the execution of a definitive agreement to acquire the business operations of the Anystream division of Grab

16/08/2010 TV Cameramen Elect New Leader
TV cameramen have focused on a new face with the Guild of Television Cameramen (GTC) electing a new Chairman. The respected independent, international organisation that "cares about television camera

16/08/2010 WRN Broadcast Brings New Talent On Board
WRN Broadcast, the international broadcast services company, has announced the appointment of Jonathan Low as Head of Sales and Business Development. Low, who will play a key role in expanding the co

13/08/2010 Akamai And Brightcove Join Forces On Global Online Video Experiences
Akamai Technologies, a leading provider of cloud optimisation services, and Brightcove, a leading online video platform, has announced a wide-ranging alliance to drive quality, performance and innovat

13/08/2010 All3 Cooks Up Optomen Deal
All3Media has now completed its takeover deal of Optomen Television, along with its US production arm and Gordon Ramsay's subsidiary One Potato Two Potato. All3's deal, for 100% of the companies, can

13/08/2010 Argosy To Showcase Winchester Electronics EL Series At IBC
A UK-based international supplier of HD broadcast cables and studio infrastructure products, will showcase the award-winning Winchester Electronics EL Series Fibre Optic Video Jacks and Fibre Patch Co

13/08/2010 Media Symposium Keeps It Real
The Narrative Research Group based in the Media School at Bournemouth University is hosting a one day symposium examining how real people are represented in different areas of the media. The event t

13/08/2010 Nanafang TV Equips OB Truck With Riedel
A regional Chinese broadcast station, covering an area of approximately 100 million people, has equipped its new 14 camera HD OB truck with an intercom system from Riedel Communications. NanfangTV l

13/08/2010 Nevion Survey Reveals High Demand For Telco Bandwidth
A recent survey by video transport solutions provider Nevion has found that content owners, and in particular, broadcasters, are keen to use communications service providers' IP networks for video tra

13/08/2010 Strike Action On EastEnders
Staff on EastEnders have taken strike action in a dispute over travel time and expenses. The staff affected, all of whom work for Studios and Post Production Ltd, a BBC subsidiary, are contesting th

13/08/2010 Top Execs Leaving Five Following Takeover
Channel Five programme bosses and the channel's Chief Executive Dawn Airey, have announced plans to leave the station following Richard Desmond's takeover. Between 60 and 80 jobs will also be axed fr

12/08/2010 AKG's Smart Battery, Smart Choice
Shopping for the ideal microphone system often means comparing and contrasting many of the same features across the board - including the frequency range, channel quantity and ease of operation. But

12/08/2010 Axon's Cortex To Monitor For Viditech
Axon's monitoring and control software Cortex has recently been purchased by a Dutch supplier of broadcast facilities. Viditech, supplying broadcast facilities since 1990, has three OB vans and suppl

12/08/2010 Gekko Adds High-Brightness To IBC
A developer of lighting systems, products and accessories are adding to their family of products at this years IBC show. New to its range of LED-based video and film lighting equipment, Gekko Techno

12/08/2010 Italy's ARET Joins Wohler Network
Wohler Technologies and a Milan-based distributor and integrator of broadcast systems, will serve as an Italian distributor for the full line of Wohler products. During the IBC2010 show in Amsterdam

12/08/2010 TKone Shows 'It's Experience That Counts'
A specialist film and archive restoration company has recently relocated to an ideal building in the heart of London's Covent Garden. TKone Ltd's new headquarters houses comprehensive Telecine trans